William Staveley, British Army officer, was listed as a resident of Hong Kong from 1848 to 1851. He was Hong Kong's Lieutenant Governor as well as the Commander of the British Forces in China and Hong Kong between 1848 and 1851. He was an ex officio member of the Executive Council during the same period of time. He was the Administrator of Hong Kong in March 1848. Staveley Street 士他花利街 was named in his honor. The Cantonments was listed as his address in 1850. He was awarded Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).
Staveley was the father of Charles William Dunbar Staveley.
Military records, Rank: Major-General.
William and Charles William Dunbar Staveley were the only father and son Commander of British Forces in China and Hong Kong.
Selected Bibliography: Tarrent, William, The Hong Kong Almanack and Directory for the Year 1846, 1848, 1850, Hong Kong: China Mail, resp. 1846,1848 and 1850.